Maria Banda

Maria BandaDr. Maria L. Banda is an international lawyer and Graham Fellow at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law.  She previously practiced law in Washington, D.C., focusing on public international law, international arbitration, and international litigation, and worked with several international organizations, including the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, the International Labour Organization, and the World Trade Organization in Geneva, Switzerland, as well as the UN Special Representative’s team on Business and Human Rights at the Harvard Kennedy School.  She clerked at the Supreme Court of Canada for Justice Ian Binnie and Justice Michael Moldaver.  She is a graduate of the University of Toronto (Hon. BA), Harvard Law School (J.D.), and Oxford University (D.Phil., International Relations), where she studied as a Rhodes and a Trudeau Scholar.  Dr. Banda writes on international law, focusing on issues of climate change, governance, and legal design.  Dr. Banda is also a Visiting Attorney at the Environmental Law Institute in Washington, D.C., a member of the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law, a Senior Fellow at the Canadian International Council, and an Advisor to the Canadian Centre on the Responsibility to Protect.

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Dr. Maria L. Banda
Faculty of Law, University of Toronto
78 Queen's Park
Toronto, Canada
M5S 2C5
T: 416.946.8264
LinkedIn: /maria-banda
Twitter: @maria_l_banda